Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1995
    Studied mediaeval history, modern history, Political science and journalism and communication studies at the University of Münster, Germany, and at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  • 1991 – 1992
    Concurrently participated in the programme: Research and Practice

  • 1995
    Magister Artium degree (MA), University of Münster

  • 1996 – 2000
    Student employee/Research associate in the Collaborative Research Centres 231/A and 496/A1 at the University of Münster

  • 2000
    Doctorate, University of Münster

  • 2000 – 2011
    Lecturer/Assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2011
    Starting date for a Heisenberg Fellowship in the Department of History at Bielefeld University (completed during the summer semester 2012 and 2014)

  • 2011
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Cologne; venia legendi (authorisation to teach): mediaeval history and auxiliary sciences of history

  • 2011 – 2012
    Acting chair of mediaeval history and auxiliary sciences of history at Mainz University, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Heisenberg Fellowship in the Department of History at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 2012 – 2013
    Visiting lecturer at the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy

  • 2013 – 2014
    Acting chair of mediaeval history at Frankfurt University, Germany

  • 2014
    Professor (W3) of mediaeval history at Trier University, Germany

Selected publications

  • Schulte, P.: Scripturae publicae creditur. Das Vertrauen in Notariatsurkunden im kommunalen Italien des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts (Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom 101), Tübingen 2003.

  • Schulte, P., Mostert, M., van Renswoude, I. (Hg.): Strategies of Writing. Studies on texts and trust in the Middle Ages. Papers from Trust in Writing in the Middle Ages (Utrecht, 28-29 November 2002) (Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 13), Turnhout 2008.

  • Schulte, P., Annas, G., Rothmann, M. (Hg.): Gerechtigkeit im gesellschaftlichen Diskurs des späteren Mittelalters (Zeitschrift für historische Forschung. Beihefte 47), Berlin 2012.

  • Schulte, P. / Hesse, P. (Hg.): Reichtum im späten Mittelalter. Politische Theorie – Ethische Norm – Soziale Akzeptanz (Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Beihefte 232), Stuttgart 2015.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • “A resilient City: The Republic of Venice in the 15th century” (Project 6; Research Unit 2539: Resilience. Phases of Societal Upheaval in Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology)

  • Political Theory in the Middle Ages. An Introduction (book project)

Additional qualifications

  • Head of sections at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds (2002) and the Deutscher Historikertag (German historian conference; 2006, 2010)

  • Organising interdisciplinary/international conferences (Utrecht, Netherlands 2002, Cologne, Germany 2005, Venice, Italy 2010, Rome, Italy 2013)

  • Continuing education for university instructors (2005, 2007)

  • Internships in public relations, the press and in radio during school and university

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • International collaborations in research and teaching

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 01/2003 – 09/2003 Parental leave


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